Stealthing: 5 Facts To Know About This Hidden Sex Assault

Posted: Apr 28 2017, 8:51am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Stealthing: 5 Facts to Know About This Dangerous Sex Trend
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Stealthing is becoming a latest sexual assault trend among men where their partners feel violated and uncertain

You might be hearing about it for the first time or you might have heard about it already because it might have happened to you or someone close to you but you really don’t know what to call it. It’s called stealthing and Alexandra Brodsky has just published a report on the subject regarding the subject in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.

According to Brodsky, many people are unaware of what stealthing really is and how to talk about it that it is not really talked about but it is similar to sexual assault. Here are the 5 facts about Stealthing that you need to know about from this report.

What is Stealthing?

The term stealthing has been defined as the act committed by men where they remove their condom between the act of sexual intercourse. They do so without informing their partner that they are removing their condom which is in violation of the decided form of sexual activity with a condom.

To say it is wrong is not entirely wrong because a majority of sexual partners only consent to having sex only if the male partner is using a condom. If they remove it without the consent of their sexual partner, they turn it into non-consensual sex.

One woman that Brodsky interviewed for her report called it “rape-adjacent” which means that when men remove their condoms without their partner’s consent, they are committing an equally heinous crime as rape.

Confusion About Stealthing

In an interview with Rebecca who runs a rape victim hotline, it was revealed that most of the women who have faced stealthing are usually confused about how to talk about it. They are confused whether they were actually raped or not.

Rebecca said that there is no existent vocabulary for sexual partners to use to describe what had actually happened to them. They said that their partners tell them that they had removed their condoms on re-penetration, post-ejaculation or in many cases, the next morning by which time; they are helpless about the situation.

They victim in the situation feels disturbed, emotionally, physically and mentally. The concept of consent is disregarded in stealthing which makes it somewhat like being raped and the trauma is usually indescribable by the victims.

How Men Defend Steatlthing?

Stealthing has been reported to be committed by both, straight and gay men. Brodsky revealed that she had come to online sites and forums where men advise each other on how to stealth and give each other tips for stealthing effectively.

She said that the principle with which they all justify this act is male supremacy, proneness to violence and having the right to decide where they put their ‘seeds’.

Brodsky said that she has gathered how these men blatantly disregard the right of their sexual partners to set the limits of how they want to have sex. The men who commit stealthlng have actually justified their act by supporting and encouraging each other and normalizing this behavior.

Dangers of Stealhting

While men are favoring stealthing for their pleasure’s sake, the sexual partners are not only left emotionally and physically violated but they are also at risk of contraction sexually transmitted infections and diseases.

Women also face a chance of getting pregnant with the non-consensual condom removal. Furthermore, the partners feels emotionally and psychologically incapacitated and violated that they have come into sexual contact that they did not agree to which is in a broader term referred to as, sexual assault.

Legal Actions Against Stealthing

Alexnadra Brodsky said that she pursued this topic as her report subject because it was not very well known in the legal system of the country. She said that while sexual assault statues are being revised and redefined, there is no statue for stealhting anywhere.

People don’t even know how to refer it to the legal panels let alone prove it. She said that there is not legal terminology to explain whether stealthing is actually a crime or not so many victim of stealthing rarely even pursue it.

It was noted that a man in Switzerland was recently arrested and punished for removing his condom during sex. Keeping that in mind, she said that there needs to be some statue or law that prohibits stealthing. Furthermore, the victims should be able to seek justice if they had been exposed to stealthing.

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